The Best Episodes of Duck Dodgers

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2019

The animated Duck Dodgers television series ran for three seasons beginning in 2003 and was inspired by the 1953 Merrie Melodies cartoon "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century"--essentially a spoof of science fiction book series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Flash Gordon. The series stars Daffy Duck as Duck Dodgers, a hapless duck frozen for three centuries, thawed in the 24 1/2th century, and then assigned by Chief Scientist Dr. Ignatius Q "I.Q." Hi to defend Earth from the Martians, who are ruled by the Martian Queen and protected by Martian commander X-2 (played by Marvin Martian). Duck Dodgers is an egotistical featherbrain who's easily distractible, so it often falls to his sidekick Cadet, played by Porky Pig, to hold things together and guide the team toward successfully completing its missions. In the 13 episodes included in this first season, each of which generally comprises two stories, Duck Dodgers repeatedly battles his archenemy X-2, but his attraction to the Martian Queen often complicates his missions, as does his sporadic realization that he and X-2 really have quite a lot in common. Among Duck Dodgers's other foes are a pollen-belching plant that causes accelerated aging (unless you're of Martian heritage, in which case it causes age regression), a fat-sucking vampire, a look-alike prisoner, a hoard of Martian gophers, pirate Long John Silver the 23rd, Nasty Canasta, and even Ed McMahon. Other notable episodes include "The Green Loontern," in which a mix-up at the local dry cleaners lands Duck Dodgers in the middle of a Green Lantern battle; "Where's Baby Smarty Pants?," when Duck Dodgers is tasked with transporting a wise-beyond-his-years baby and ends up discovering a hidden talent for impersonations; and "Hooray for Hollywood Planet," where there's much poking of fun at the process and artistic liberties involved in turning a "true story" into a successful Hollywood film. The Duck Dodgers series is a great blend of zany cartoon fun and space adventure that appeals to a wide audience ages 7 and older. This compilation also includes the original 1953 cartoon "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century."

Samurai Quack

#1 - Samurai Quack

Season 2 - Episode 20

After eating a poisonous puffer fish, Dodgers hallucinates in a "Samurai Jack" episode!

star 9.00
4 votes
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Just the Two of Us

#2 - Just the Two of Us

Season 3 - Episode 3

Cadet and the Centurions go on separate vacations away from their bosses. Meanwhile, Dodgers and X-2 accidentally crash their ships on the deserted

star 8.80
5 votes
Writers: Kevin Seccia, Ken Daly, John Matta
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Talent Show-a-Go-Go

#3 - Talent Show-a-Go-Go

Season 2 - Episode 6

To win an intergalactic talent contest, Dodgers borrows the greatest singing voice of all time: the velvet pipes of Mr. Tom Jones!

star 8.75
4 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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Deathmatch Duck

#4 - Deathmatch Duck

Season 2 - Episode 13

Dodgers finds himself on a living planet when he has the exhausting task of trying to defeat a terrifying foe ... Taz!

star 8.75
4 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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MMORPD

#5 - MMORPD

Season 2 - Episode 15

Dodgers and the Cadet team up with some characters in an online game to defeat an evil witch and rescue a beautiful princess. However, things aren't as they seem in virtual reality ...

star 8.75
4 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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In Space, No One Can Hear You Rock

#6 - In Space, No One Can Hear You Rock

Season 3 - Episode 20

The Martians create a weapon to drain energy from Earth's music and use its atomic power to destroy the Earth. Dodgers unfreezes Megadeth star, Dave Mustaine to play enough heavy metal to overload the device.

star 8.75
4 votes
Writers: Kevin Seccia, Mark Banker
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The Mark of Xero

#7 - The Mark of Xero

Season 2 - Episode 11

Dodgers and Cadet try to help a poor village from a scheming General in a ""Zorro"" type episode!I See

star 8.50
4 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Paul Dini, Tom Minton, Tony Cervone
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Bonafide Hero: Captain Duck Dodgers

#8 - Bonafide Hero: Captain Duck Dodgers

Season 3 - Episode 22

Dodgers is the subject of a reality television show called "Bonafide Heroes," which is documenting his life as a captain. Dodgers decides to fake the capture of the criminal Camoman for the cameras. Meanwhile, the camera crew interviews various enemies and friends about Dodgers in between.

star 8.50
4 votes
Writers: Mark Banker
Deconstructing Dodgers

#9 - Deconstructing Dodgers

Season 2 - Episode 14

Whilst stranded at an Intergalactic Space Airport, I.Q. Hi, and the Queen of Mars reminisce of whether Dodgers isn't as dumb as he seems.

star 8.50
2 votes
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The Fudd

#10 - The Fudd

Season 2 - Episode 10

A mysterious plague leaves only Dodgers, Cadet and X-2 to face down the hideous Fudd.

star 8.40
5 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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Pig Planet

#11 - Pig Planet

Season 2 - Episode 1

Dodgers and Cadet visit Cadet's home planet to quell the cruel reign of his evil cousin Zag.

star 8.33
6 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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The Six Wazillion Dollar Duck

#12 - The Six Wazillion Dollar Duck

Season 3 - Episode 12

After Dodgers ends up in a critical accident, I.Q. Hi equips Dodgers with cybornetic parts, making him a super powerful cyborg. Meanwhile, the Martian Queen and X-2 kidnap other cyborg people from Earth to steal their technology, using the dubious help of Dr. Maniac.

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Mark Banker
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The Queen is Wild

#13 - The Queen is Wild

Season 1 - Episode 20

After being humiliated by Dodgers for rejecting her offer of King of Mars, the Queen kidnaps the Cadet to lure DD in her clutches. The Queen tries numerous ways to kill Dodgers, but during the final chase scene, she can't do it when she gets a chance. Which proves that she still has feelings for him.

star 8.17
6 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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Shiver Me Dodgers

#14 - Shiver Me Dodgers

Season 1 - Episode 13

Dodgers and the Cadet battle a ship of space pirates.

star 8.13
8 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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The Fowl Friend

#15 - The Fowl Friend

Season 1 - Episode 3

A Martian Battle Station with a new laser becomes a threat to Dodgers, and he is assigned to stop the station. With a new robot with the crew, Agent Roboto, Dodgers discovers he has a crew member who will do whatever he says. Unfortunately, when Agent Roboto is a little too good at saving the day, Dodgers plans to get rid of his newfound crew member.

star 8.07
29 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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I'm Going to Get You, Fat Sucka

#16 - I'm Going to Get You, Fat Sucka

Season 1 - Episode 9

Dodgers and the Cadet encounter a vicious blood-sucking Space Vampire.

star 8.00
12 votes
Writers: Paul Dini, Tom Minton, Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone
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Villainstruck

#17 - Villainstruck

Season 3 - Episode 2

Dodgers and the Cadet go up against a hypnotist named the Magnificent Rogue, who is intent on flooding the Earth. Problems arise, however, when Rogue manages to hypnotize everyone into thinking he's the greatest, which includes Dodgers and the Cadet!

star 8.00
4 votes
Writers: Kevin Seccia, Ken Daly, John Matta
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The Kids Are All Wrong

#18 - The Kids Are All Wrong

Season 3 - Episode 4

Dodgers and Cadet must go undercover at a high school to find a device that turns teenagers into "emotionally unstable lunatics.

star 8.00
3 votes
Writers: Michael Grodner, Jeff Goode
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I See Duck People

#19 - I See Duck People

Season 2 - Episode 12

Whilst on their way to a golfing holiday, Dodgers, Cadet, and I.Q. Hi are officially spooked when they believe that their ship is haunted after it mysteriously breaks down ...

star 8.00
4 votes
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Clean Bill of Health

#20 - Clean Bill of Health

Season 3 - Episode 7

I.Q. builds a detoxification machine and uses it on Dodgers as a test subject. The machine rids Dodgers of anything impure and turns him into the perfect duck. Nobody likes this change as Dodgers becomes too helpful in everything, so I.Q., Cadet, X-2, and the Queen devise a plan to turn him back before the change becomes permanent.

star 8.00
2 votes
Writers: Mark Banker, Kevin Seccia
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The Green Loontern

#21 - The Green Loontern

Season 1 - Episode 16

Dodgers and the Cadet travel to Earth to pick up their dry cleaning. Dodgers gets the wrong clothes and is mistaken as a Green Lantern. He finds out that an entire league of Green Lanterns have been kidnapped by the evil Sinestro and his robot army. Later, Dodgers is recruited as an official Green Lantern, and he is sent to Sinestro's base to free the superheroes.

star 7.90
10 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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K-9 Kaddy

#22 - K-9 Kaddy

Season 1 - Episode 11

A Marvin the Martian cartoon. X-2's K-9 finds alien gophers on Mars that want to blow up the universe.

star 7.88
8 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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K-9 Quarry

#23 - K-9 Quarry

Season 2 - Episode 5

X-2 and his faithful companion K-9 go on a hunting trip, only to find themselves hunted by an alien adversary.

star 7.80
5 votes
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They Stole Dodgers' Brain

#24 - They Stole Dodgers' Brain

Season 1 - Episode 14

X-2's latest evil plot is to steal DD's brain and have X-2 use it instead!

star 7.78
9 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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Invictus Interruptus

#25 - Invictus Interruptus

Season 2 - Episode 2

Dodgers and Cadet must slow down the Invictus, an awesome new Martian space destroyer.

star 7.75
4 votes
Writers: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Paul Dini, Tom Minton
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